architecture of full house


Raymond Duchamp-Villon (French, 1876 - 1918)

Cubist House, 1912

The Cubist House was a full-scale architectural installation made for the 1912 Salon d’Automne exhibit in Paris. It contained a staircase and several rooms where Cubist works by Marcel Duchamp (his brother), Jean Metzinger, and Albert Gleizes could be viewed.

Painted Ladies, San Francisco

I actually wanted to take a picture of the Golden Gate bridge today and planned to get out there right before sunrise. However, my 1 year old woke up a little early (4:30am) and I was caught in this weird spot, so I decided to just go early. I wanted fog covering part of the bridge, but it’s been so clear that when I got up to Battery Spencer area, the view was spectacular. There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, and no fog. I was quite early for sunrise, so I decided to head into the city to Alamo Square instead.

I realize this photo has been taken many times before, but it just seemed too classic to pass up. I waited in my car until the sun started to brighten the sky and just before sunrise (around 6:40am) I took several shots. On this one, I actually bracketed 3 exposures and merged them together in Photomatrix. I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out - I love the look of the houses and how the city in the background is faded (totally natural, no editing), which creates a 3D effect. 

Setup & Info:

- Just before sunrise around 6:40am
- Canon 50D
- Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L Lens
- Lightroom 5
- Photomatix (HDR)